PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOPHYSICS
cod. 1005491

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Nicola BRUNO
Academic discipline
Psicologia generale (M-PSI/01)
Field
Psicologia generale e fisiologica
Type of training activity
Characterising
56 hours
of face-to-face activities
8 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives


Mastering the foundations of perceptual functions. Learning the core concepts underlying psychophysical methods to study perception.

Prerequisites


none

Course unit content


Introduction to the study of perception in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Introduction to psychophysical methods.

Full programme


Classical psychophysics. Stevens' psychophysics. Signal detection. Perception as a cycle environment - receptors - brain - environment. Low level vision. Middle vision. High level vision. Multisensory processes. Metatheories of perception.

Bibliography


Bruno, N. (2021). Introduzione alla percezione visiva: come facciamo a vedere. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Bruno, N. & Pavani, F. (2018). Perception: A multisensory perspective. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Teaching methods


In-class lectures, compliant with safety standards. Supporting materials will be made available online and will include slide and audio-video materials.

Assessment methods and criteria


For students that attend the lectures: written exam (open questions) at the end of the course. For all others: oral exam on the texts in their entirety.

Other information


It is recommended that students take Data Analysis 1 prior to attending this course.